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Farm bureau awards scholarships

The Washington County Farm Bureau has been busy giving money to local college-bound youth.

The bureau awarded $2,000 scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year to high school graduates Abigail Lewis of Gaston, who plans to be an elementary school teacher, and Jacob Thomas of Cornelius who plans to study agriculture.

The bureau also awarded Washington County students working on their degrees at Oregon State University’s College of Agriculture Science $3,200 scholarships. Those students are Stefani Evers of Banks, studying agriculture sciences; Mitchell Evers of Banks, studying soil science; Laura Sahlfeld of Hillsboro, studying veterinary medicine; Dustin Welters of Sherwood, studying crop science; and Joelle Hepler of Cornelius, studying fisheries and wildlife.

Trinity Shodin of Sherwood also received a $2,500 scholarship to help her in her studies in agricultural sciences. A $2,500 scholarship was also awarded to Andrew Schlueter of Beaverton for his continued study in earning his DVM degree.